Medical Education Pathway
combining excellence in teaching with biomedical research and clinical mentoring
The six-year integrated program of study comprises of two years of horizontal path (Core Fundamentals), aimed at providing the basic knowledge of the subjects and language of medicine, of the technological-computer disciplines supporting medicine and develop proficiency in English language (Italian for students not native speakers of Italian).
This is followed by four years mainly divided into seven parallel Vertical Tracks focused on seven themes: Cardiovascular, Onco-Hematology, Locomotor, Digestive Health, Kidney & Urology Tract, Neurosciences, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Pediatrics.
Each track is strongly rooted on PBL (Problem-Based Learning), CBL (Case Based Learning) and Role Play methodologies that facilitates knowledge acquisition, enhanced group interaction and team learning, alongside providing an early exposure to clinical experience.
SMS Seven Parallel Vertical Tracks
Our teaching is enriched by our internationally competitive research and clinical expertise, so the students learn at the very cutting edge of the subject. We deliver the course through a range of innovative and traditional teaching methods, including lectures, case discussions, research tutoring, computer workshops, laboratory experience, early internship activities and problem-based learning.
The teaching activities also include training in the use of innovative technological applications, including the use of machine learning systems, conducting simulations, robotic systems for surgery and rehabilitation, and the use of image processing techniques.
The introduction to research laboratories starts from first year onwards and clinical experience and internship from second year onwards of the six years degree course.
The students are mentored and guided by the course faculty for an enriching learning experience. In addition, having a diverse in-coming class supports inter-cultural understanding, develop appreciation for different perspectives and acquire bi-lingual skills, which are important to work in an international scenario.